Mt Buller is busy preparing for the annual Mt Buller Winter Adventure Race, a fun and exciting single day event that sees competitors participate in a navigational adventure race around the Mt Buller snowfields.
Starting and finishing from the Mt Buller Village Square, entrants will navigate themselves in teams of two, or as singles, around the ski fields to a series of checkpoints across the mountain (snow conditions dependent). The course can be completed on skis, snowboard, snowshoes, skins, alpine touring or split board equipment and there are several race categories for participants to enter.
The winners will be determined based on the quickest times and a presentation ceremony will be held at the 2016 Backcountry Film Festival, held at the Mt Buller Alpine Cinema following the event.
Chief Executive Officer of Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management, John Huber, said of the event “The Mt Buller Winter Adventure Race is a unique event on our calendar, offering a challenging and fun experience for competitors. Now in its third year, the Winter Adventure Race sees some tough competition with plenty of friendly rivalry so we encourage guests to take part and enjoy a great day out.
“There are plenty of prizes to be won, and the day wraps up with a presentation in the Mt Buller Cinema followed by a screening of the Backcountry Film Festival. It’s a day full of adventure here on top of the world!”
The Mt Buller Winter Adventure Race is set to take place on Saturday 23rd of July from 9.30am, with a mandatory pre-race briefing. Ticket prices start at $15 for individuals, and $25 for a team of two and participants are encouraged to enter online. Each participant will receive free entry to the Backcountry Film Festival, which follows the Mt Buller Adventure Race in the Mt Buller Cinema.
For a full run down on the Mt Buller Winter Adventure Race, including event rules and online entry, visit the Events Calendar at mtbuller.com.au.